Don't Tax Options And RSUs Upon Vesting!

AVC – Fred Wilson

The current draft of the Senate Tax Reform Bill would tax stock options and RSUs upon vesting. Currently, stock options are taxed upon exercise and RSUs are taxed upon release of the underlying shares. This is a HUGE deal to everyone who works in…

francine hardaway, PhD
francine hardaway, PhD Startups generally attract and retain talent using these options, and taxing them when they vest could have huge consequences. It proves Congress doesn't understand that often that equity amounts to nothing in the real world.

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